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Atomic Scientists: We’re getting even closer to doomsday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years because of global warming and nuclear weaponry. But other experts say that’s way too ...

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Falling Ebola cases show ‘turning point’

There has been a “turning point” in the Ebola crisis, with cases falling in the three affected countries, World Health Organization officials say. Just eight cases were detected in Liberia in the last week down from a peak of 500-a-week ...

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Precious Metals, Agriculture & Farm Products Lead Tuesday’s Stock Market

In trading on Tuesday, precious metals shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 3.9%. Leading the group were shares of Golden Star Resources (GSS), up about 21.3% and shares of Almaden Minerals (AAU) up about 9.8% on ...

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A New Search Engine For Agricultural Research – USDA

Scientists and researchers in the agricultural fields may have an easier time accessing scientific information from the federal government thanks to a new free search engine created by the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. PubAg, as the easy-to-use search engine ...

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Radical shift in agriculture critical to making future food systems smarter, more efficient – UN

Climate change and increasing competition for natural resources have essentially rendered the agriculture model of the past 40 years unsustainable, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has stressed, calling for a ‘paradigm shift’ in food production. Food systems ...

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NOAA, NASA say 2014 breaks the heat record as the hottest year in 135 years

Last year, 2014, happened to be the hottest year in global temperatures since scientists started keeping global heat records in 1880. This establishes the fact that the world is facing global warming issues as canvassed by climate groups and world ...

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8 reasons to pursue a career in agriculture

“Although my university days are long behind me, I’ve got college on my mind these days as my youngest sister, Kaley, graduated a semester early from high school and headed off this week to my alma mater, South Dakota State ...

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Will We Be Hungry In A Warming World? USDA Wants To Know

The agricultural livestock field will have to undergo systematic changes to cope with food security and sustainability problems in a climate-changed world, according to a new report commissioned by the National Academy of Sciences. By the year 2050, demand for ...

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Finding Farmland Using New Global Maps

Knowing where agricultural land is located is crucial for regional and global food security planning, and information on field size offers valuable insight into local economic conditions. Two new global maps, released today in the journal Global Change Biology, provide ...

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Sowing agriculture into the Internet of Things

When it comes to mobile technologies, the Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has already pushed the envelope more than most agencies.  Several years ago, NASS rolled out iPads to its 3,500 field enumerators – staff who visit farms ...

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